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Topic # 242574 4-Nov-2018 12:09
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Kind of specialist, but I'm wondering if there are any exponents off the Ninja art of Tasker for Android here on GZ.

In brief what I am trying to do trigger airplane mode on an unrooted Samsung S8. The recently released Samsung App Good Lock 2018 allows Airplane Mode to be triggered by the opening of an app, and then toggled again when the app is closed. Airplane mode normally requires root but not with this Samsung App.
So what I'm trying to do is build an app using Tasker App Factory that opens and sits in the background and does nothing until closed. I have tried using the 'Flash' and 'Notify' actions but the app built from this does not persist.

Anybody have any clues how to achieve a 'dummy app' ?

As a last resort I will just choose a random app from the app drawer and use that, but I'm looking for a slightly more elegant, non-root, solution.

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  Reply # 2119383 4-Nov-2018 12:25
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I don't have a Samsung device to test, but wouldn't the app have to be in the foreground for the airplane mode to activate, thus defeating the purpose as you won't be able to use other apps? Why don't you just use Tasker with AutoInput to directly toggle Airplane mode?

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  Reply # 2119386 4-Nov-2018 12:33
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I've already been down the track of trying to use autoinput but it isn't reliable. I am trying to get my calendar to put the phone in and out of airplane mode. I had it working on my S6, but that was rooted and I don't want to root my S8.
It may be a bridge too far, using a random app, as soon as the screen switches off, it comes out of airplane mode.
What I want to generate is an app that stays resident in the notification bar when the screen turns off until the app is killed.

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